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SPECIAL REVIEW: Clinton, Patterson in a writing coup, By Bisi Daniel

Former occupants of the White House have written books, but not a novel.

Jowhor Ile winner of Etisalat Literature Prize (Photo Credit: NAN)

Nigerian Writer, Jowhor Ile, wins 2017 Etisalat Literature Prize

Judges say three finalists were selected from a long list after fulfilling some criteria.

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Nigeria’s Romeo Oriogun wins African Poetry Prize

The competition is open to African poets worldwide who are yet to publish a full poetry collection.

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U. S., Cuba, others to participate in African Drums Festival

Twelve states in the country also confirmed their participation in the festival.

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Chimamanda, Jega, Aig-Imoukhuede, Mabogunje elected into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 7 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Soji Simpson: A Kind of Light

It is gratifying that we are remembering Soji Simpson with a part of him that is not missing, a living testimony to his talent and exertions.

Wunika Mukan (Project Manager), Prince Yemisi Shyllon (Steering Committee Member), Adenrele Sonariwo (Lead Curator, Nigeria In Venice), Ike Chioke (Steering Committee Member), Femi Lijadu (Representative of Governor Godwin Obaseki, Commissioner, Nigeria In Venice), Kavita Chellaram (Steering Committee Member) Ade Adekola (Steering Committee Member)

56 editions after, Nigeria debuts at Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale is the oldest cultural biennale, and one of the most prestigious large-scale art exhibitions.

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Chimamanda Adichie makes Fortune magazine’s list of 50 world leaders

Adichie’s book ‘Americanah’ recently won the “One Book, One New York” campaign.

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Chimamanda’s “Americanah” wins New York book contest

“Americanah was the book most New Yorkers wanted to read.”

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Acclaimed South African artist found guilty of murdering sex worker

The Court relied on video evidence.

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Buhari congratulates poet Niyi Osundare at 70

President Buhari commended “the disciplined, forthright and diligent spirit of the erudite scholar…”

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Stories of Pastor Adeboye: An Account of Love, Faith, Fame

Mr. Adeboye is a great believer in the power of testimony and is considered a living testimony of the power of God.

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Ibadan prepares for World speech Day 2017

In 2016, the first World Speech Day events took place across 200 cities in 30 countries

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Chimamanda elected into American Academy of Arts and Letters

The Academy explains that the author will be honoured alongside 14 others.

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Lagos Theatre Festival hosts international theatre critics conference

Seventy-six theatre critics from across the world are expected at the two-day conference

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Nigerian Writer, Helen Oyeyemi, wins PEN USA 2017 OPEN BOOK Award

Helen Oyeyemi’s latest triumph is seen as a remarkable feat considering the impressive names on the shortlist of finalists.

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Nigerian novel shortlisted for Kingston University Big Read 2017

The novel is one of the six shortlisted titles to be considered for staff and students to read.

FILE PHOTO: Former Army chief General Ishaya Bamaiyi (C) is led out of the courtroom after regaining his freedom of attempted murder charge at the Ikeja High Court in Lagos on April 3, 2008. A Lagos high court has discharged and acquitted General Bamaiyi, former Army Chief during the dictatorial regime of General Sani Abacha, who has been standing trial on four counts of attempted murder since 1999.  AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Army Chief, Bamaiyi, plans tell-all book on Abacha regime role

Mr. Bamaiyi is seen as one of the henchmen of the 1993-1998 Abacha regime.

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130-year-old Harvard Law Review elects Nigerian as first black woman president

Former U.S. President Barack Obama was the first black to be elected president of the Harvard Review in 1990.

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Tributes pour in for late novelist, Buchi Emecheta

The author died on Wednesday.

Buchi Emecheta, passes on at 72

Literary icon, Buchi Emecheta, dies at 72

Following her success as an author, Buchi travelled widely as a visiting professor and lecturer.

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Lagos to honour late Gbadamosi with arts exhibition

“We want to do a monthly build up of Lagos at 50 by organising a programme on 27th of every month.”

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Tayo Olayode’s ‘Permutations’ opens January 23

Olayode presents his latest experimental works with stirring portraits of global influencers like Mahatma Gandhi and Bob Marley

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Two Nigerians challenge South African for Etisalat Prize for Literature

The winner for the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature will be unveiled at the Grand Finale in Lagos.

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Reconsidering Paulo Freire’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”

Given that the task of transforming the situation of oppression involves struggle and resistance, is violence inevitable?